VAM 2020 Update

The SVS Executive Board met March 31 to discuss VAM 2020 and plans moving forward.  Given the current and projected challenges presented by COVID-19, and the likely recuperation period in its aftermath, it is increasingly clear that holding VAM 2020 in Toronto is unlikely.  Just yesterday, the City of Toronto issued a new edict to cancel all public events and close many public buildings through June 30.  SVS has reached out to the convention center and hotels to clarify and confirm that this edict renders Toronto unable to host the VAM June 17-20.  SVS appreciates your patience over the next few days as it works to protect the health and safety of its members and VAM attendees, as well as the Society.  As soon as SVS has a confirmed path members will be notified immediately.  In the interim, the SVS Program Committee and Post-Graduate Education Committee have embarked on planning for potential alternatives.   Please stay tuned to the weekly PULSE for further updates.

Additional resources:
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
AMA Resource Center for Physicians
Public Health Agency of Canada
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Preparedness

The premier meeting for vascular nurses to facilitate networking and professional development.

Save the date! SVN’s 2020 Annual Conference will be June 17-18 in Toronto, Canada!

Conference Objectives:

  • To accomplish the SVN mission of providing a professional community for nurses focused on advancing the care of persons living with vascular disease through excellence in evidence based practice and education.
  • To provide the vascular nurse presentations that demonstrate excellence through innovation, research and education.
  • To present a scientific program that maintains, develops or increases the knowledge, understanding, skills and professional performance in a in a variety of settings for nursing levels from novice to expert as well as provider roles.

Are you a:

  • Vascular Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Vascular Technologist
  • Cardiovascular Nurse
  • Nurse/Technologist working in cath labs, angio suites, or an endovascular operating rooms

This conference is being handcrafted by practitioners in the vascular field to help you achieve the education you need to succeed in your craft. The 38th Annual Conference program will focus on these vascular areas:

  • Carotid Disease
  • Venous Disease
  • Aneurysms
  • PAD
  • CLI


View the 38th Annual meeting Program Agenda. 

Late-Breaking Posters

The SVN is now accepting late-breaking poster submissions for the upcoming 38th Annual Conference. Everyone is eligible to apply: members or non-members, from students to advanced practice nurses. If you or someone you know may be interested, we encourage you to submit an application.

Registration and Housing

Registration is now open! Register Here. 

Registration costs:

  • SVN Member: $607
  • SVN Student: $331
  • SVN Retired: $331
  • SVN Non-member: $707

*there will be a one day option to attend the meeting. Contact the SVN for more details.

**registration costs include access to the SVN and VAM.

Registration form. 

The site of the 2020 SVN Annual Conference and Vascular Annual Meeting is the Metro Toronto Convention Centre located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All VAM activities will be in the South building, located at 222 Bremner Street. All official hotels are within walking distance of the South building.

View and book your Housing details here.

Passport Requirements

All U.S. residents entering Canada will be required to travel with a valid passport. To begin the passport application process, please visit the USA.GOV website. Your passport expiration date may not be within six months of your travel dates. For additional information (including passport requirements for international travelers), please visit the Canada Border Services Agency’s website.

For more information about planning your trip and visiting Toronto, click here! 

Plan your Travel

Find more information regarding the Toronto airport, ground transportation and taxi service here.

Help and Information

For assistance with registration and for general inquiries please contact:

Joanna Bronson